Quality Mountain Days

The end of January saw me tick-off the first item on this years bucket list; the Mountain Training approved Mountain Leader training week with the excellent Phil George in Llanberis. My compadres and I spent 6 days learning to navigate, judge weather and manage groups over the hills, and indeed, the mountains of Snowdonia National [...]

Winter Skills Training with Explorers Connect

While waiting for something difficult to do and keep my cold weather skills sharp I stumbled upon the Explorers Connect Winter Skills course. An opportunity to spend a weekend with fellow masochists learning how to traverse mountain slopes in crampons, use an ice axe and sleep in a snow hole encouraged me to sign-up. The [...]